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How to make fresh cherry lemonade

Make Fresh Cherry Lemonade

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For this recipe I used fresh cherries. I washed them and removed the pit. I used a knife to cut the cherries in half and removed the pit. You can also use a cherry pit remover😋

If you prefer frozen just let it thaw before using it in this recipe.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ok let's start, take a sauce pan and set it over medium heat.  Pour 1 cup of water

Ok let's start, take a sauce pan and set it over medium heat. Pour 1 cup of water

To the water add the sugar

To the water add the sugar

As soon as the sugar has melted a little add the cherries

As soon as the sugar has melted a little add the cherries

Now comes the fun part. I used my vitamix blender for this part. You can use any blender or manually mash the cherries with a potato masher

Now comes the fun part. I used my vitamix blender for this part. You can use any blender or manually mash the cherries with a potato masher

My vitamix does a good Job liquefying the cherries.

My vitamix does a good Job liquefying the cherries.

Now it's ready to go through a sieve to discard any leftover pulp that didn't dissolve.

Now it's ready to go through a sieve to discard any leftover pulp that didn't dissolve.

I didn't have a lot. It's a good idea to press on the cherry pulp to release it's juice.

I didn't have a lot. It's a good idea to press on the cherry pulp to release it's juice.

Pour the cherry syrup in a 2 qt beverage container followed by the lemon juice

Pour the cherry syrup in a 2 qt beverage container followed by the lemon juice

Pour 4-5 cups of cold water to the container.  Stir and check for sugar and add it in if you like a sweet lemonade or leave out if you prefer it to be tart.

Pour 4-5 cups of cold water to the container. Stir and check for sugar and add it in if you like a sweet lemonade or leave out if you prefer it to be tart.

Serve over ice. Enjoy. If your feeling adventurous try adding a splash of vodka or dark rum for a refreshing summer drink🍸(adults only😉)

  • 2.0c Fresh or Frozen Cherries, pitted
  • 6.0c Water
  • 1.0c Sugar
  • 1.0c Fresh Lemon juice